Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Veils Unveiled

If Muslims want to prove that they are enemies of our culture, they simply need continue wearing their veils or “Niqab.” Nothing in Islam requires women to wear the niqab. It has become a symbol of defiance and isolationism. When we see Muslim women in America wearing in the cop, we know that they really do not want to be part of the American culture.

Do they want to be branded as enemies of America? That is very sad if that is what they want.

They remind me of teenagers. Teenagers, fond of wearing weird garb, frequently are heard to complain, "It shouldn't matter what I wear. It should only matter how I am." The attitude is immature and foolish. In American culture, in every culture, people judge other people by the way they look. Anyone’s first impression is given by the way they look, what they wear, and how they groom themselves.

Labour leader Jack Straw in the United Kingdom was exactly right. In our culture, we assess people by their facial expressions. For people to get along in our culture, we need to see people's faces.

A judge in Hamtramck, Michigan, required a Black Muslim woman to remove her niqab before testifying in his court. He explained that we assess people’s truthfulness in part by their facial expressions. She refused to remove the niqab and accordingly lost her civil case.

So be it. I applaud the judge.

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